"A toast...to the end of the world."
--David Levinson (Independence Day)
Prof Williams reviews various doomsday predictions served up by environmentalists over the past few decades. It goes without saying that they have been spectacularly wrong.
Williams suggests that "hoodwinking Americans is part of the environmentalist agenda." He quotes an environmentalist from the late 1980s saying that dramatic, scary statements that strike a balance between "being effective and being honest" were necessary for the movement.
A senator from Colorado added that policymakers had to "ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong...we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."
Spoken like true watermelon socialists.